NEWARK -- Thursday, August 14, 1997 -- New Jersey Institute of Technology was rated the sixth best value among the 10 top Scientific and Technical Schools in the United States by Money Magazine. The results of the personal finance publicationís eighth annual ranking of America's top values in four-year undergraduate schools is part of the special 47-page 1998 College Guide published in the September issue.
The complete list of the 1998 editionís Top 10 Scientific and Technical Schools includes:
"Caltech, Georgia Tech, MIT and the other institutions on Money's list of top scientific and technical schools are among the elite technological universities in the world. We're delighted to be bracketed with them. That is clearly a recognition of the high quality of our programs, faculty and students," said Saul K. Fenster, president of NJIT. "The university maintains strong working relationships with several of the top ten institutions. NJIT leads two environmental science research consortiums in which MIT and Caltech are members, and just recently took over management of the Big Bear Solar Observatory from Caltech."
Each year, Money Magazine evaluates 1,115 colleges and universities to identify the schools that deliver the highest-quality education for the tuition and fees they charge. The rankings are based on 16 educational factors, including: percentage of faculty with the highest degree in their discipline; student/faculty ratios; entrance exam scores and high school standing of entering freshmen; student and educational resources; graduation rates; and business success after graduation.
Of the 1,150 institutions evaluated this year, NJIT was rated among the top 100 colleges and universities nationally and among the top 25 institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region.
NJIT is a public research university enrolling more than 7,900 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in 67 degree programs including: engineering, architecture, management, computer science, transportation, applied mathematics and physics and Science, Technology and Society. Five colleges comprise the university: Newark College of Engineering, School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, the School of Industrial Management and the Albert Dorman Honors College. Research initiatives include manufacturing, microelectronics, transportation, computer science, environmental engineering and science, and architecture and building science.
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